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BLOSS C.A. Heroines of the Crusades


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Heroines of the Crusades
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14. Through ten long years the knight pursued His weary pilgrimage; Then buckled he on his armor bright, With heart bealiug free and light, He hath bouue him for the fight, A gallant and uuknown knight ^ithouten heritage. 16. Much tbey marvelled then to see A warrior, unknown as he, Such deeds of valor do. They wist he was no mortal wight, But some weird magician sprite, When in the thickest of the fight The Sultan dread he slew. * 16 They have broughten him to the christian king With gladness and great welcomiug, Aud honor and praise had he ; But his object fell he did obtain, For his mighty enemy he bath slain. He donned his pilgrim weeds again, And his wanderings pursued. 17. The scorching sun, with a feverish glare, On the burning sands cast radiance clear ; When weary and faint the knight drew near, Where stately and tall a castle fair From a green oasis rose. The cool palms waving in golden light, With mu^ic of murmuring fountains bright, Beckoning called the fainting knight To bowers of repose. 18. He passed the portals of the hall, And stood 'mong squires and good knights tall, Holding it seemed high festival. 19. A lady beautiful to sec, Sat 'ueath a gorgeous canopy. She was queen of that countrie, Lady of generous chivalry, And eke of lowly charity. The holy Palmers with reverence, Welcomed she to her residence ; Gentle and kind was she. Î0. But tlie knight would not be comforted, For restless recollection shed A sadness over all. ELEANOR.

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